2016-11-25 | Documentary |
Synopsis: Magnus Carlsen is widely known as the â€˜Mozart of Chessâ€™ because, unlike many chess grandmasters, he not only possesses an innate ability and a remarkable memory, but he blends those attributes with unrivaled creativity and intuition. Memorized moves and calculated probabilities can carry a chess player extremely far. But Magnusâ€™ journey eventually proves that there can be other elements of the game, ones that are impossible to measure or calculate.
From a young age Magnus Carlsen had aspirations of becoming a champion chess player. While many players seek out an intensely rigid environment to hone their skills, Magnusâ€™ brilliance shines brightest when surrounded by his loving and supportive family. Through an extensive amount of archival footage and home movies, director Benjamin Ree reveals this young manâ€™s unusual and rapid trajectory to the pinnacle of the chess world. This film allows the audience to not only peek inside this isolated community but also witness the maturation of a modern genius.
EFW Ratings: 4
Director(s): Benjamin Ree
Producer(s): Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Starring: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand
Story by: Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree
Edited by: Perry Eriksen, Martin Stoltz
Cinematography: Ã˜yvind AsbjÃ¸rnsen, Magnus FlÃ¥to, Vanchinathan Murugesan, Benjamin Ree
Music by: Uno Helmersson
Banner / Studio: Trust Nordisk
Distributed by: Trust Nordisk